Colleges Receive Tax Dollars to Train Students for Uncertain “Green Jobs”

Matthew Boyle’s story on highlights the reckless use of tax dollars to train students for “non-existent or scarce” jobs in the renewable energy sector.

…Calhoun Community College in Decatur, Ala., received more than $3.4 million to help train 175 people, both those who are unemployed and high school students, in ‘energy-efficiency technology.’  That translates into more than $20,000 per person, and many of the trainees likely won’t be able to secure jobs simply because there aren’t very many companies in the U.S. hiring for what they are being trained to do.

This is an outrageous waste of tax dollars and a classic example of government making broken promises and setting individuals up for failure.